As we age, things change – careers, family and friends, financial status, and more. Changes can impact our lifestyle, and more fundamentally, our self-identity. We should be proactive in changing our lifestyle while retaining our broad life goals and values. Changing conditions may not permit fulfilling personal satisfaction and identity via the same lifestyle as […]Read more
Editors Note: Micha Berman wrote Permanent Passenger, his engaging story about working on a cruise ship after graduating from college. Micha participated in the following online interview. If you are interested about cruise ship travel, read more of his interview at Life on a Cruise Ship. Lets start with the cliché. Why did you write […]Read more
July 4, 2010, I spent at the laundromat. I often do laundry on holiday evenings. It’s a quiet time to wash clothes and read and think. I actually like the laundromat and the ability to get two weeks’ washing done in an hour. My neighborhood laundromat was small and pretty clean and open 24 hours, […]Read more
Editors Note: Micha Berman wrote Permanent Passenger, his engaging story about working on a cruise ship after graduating from college. Micha participated in the following online interview. If you are interested about cruise ship travel, read more of his interview at Work on a Cruise Ship. Who did you write this book for? My book […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.